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Press Conference USA

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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.
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Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

US/Pakistan Relations - January 19, 2018

1/19/2018
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Host Carol Castiel and Sarah Zaman, host of VOA Urdu’s TV show “View 360,” talk with Michael Kugelman, South Asian analyst at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about US policy toward Pakistan in light of a recent US freeze on security assistance to Islamabad and the degree to which Washington’s and Islamabad’s interests converge or diverge in Afghanistan and India.

Duration: 00:29:59


Ten Hot Spots to Watch Around the World in 2018 - January 12, 2018

1/12/2018
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Press Conference USA host Carol Castiel and VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin discuss ten major conflicts to watch in 2018 with Rob Malley, CEO of the International Crisis Group. Malley previously worked as a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, and talks about Afghanistan, Syria and the DRC among other major hot spots around the world.

Duration: 00:29:59


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the Inspiration Behind New Book - January 05, 2018

1/5/2018
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Author and lobbyist Riva Levinson discusses her new book “Choosing the Hero" with VOA's Carol Castiel and Kim Lewis on Press Conference USA. The book recounts Riva’s behind-the-scenes lobbying for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman elected to lead an African nation. Listen for Press Conference USA Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration: 00:29:59


Future Tech Trends - December 29, 2017

12/29/2017
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Host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Rick Pantaleo speak with futurist Amy Webb, CEO and Founder of Future Today Institute, about the latest technological and digital trends for 2018 as well as the positive and negative aspects of social media.

Duration: 00:29:59


Best of Press Conference USA 2017 - December 22, 2017

12/22/2017
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On this special year-end edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel brings you excerpts from conversations with some of her most distinguished guests in 2017, including Republican and Democratic members of Congress Charlie Dent and Thomas Suozzi, Ambassador James Jeffrey and the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass.

Duration: 00:29:59


US Tax System Overhaul - December 15, 2017

12/15/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, Host Carol Castiel and VOA Economics editor Jim Randle interview Steven Rosenthal, Senior Fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the politics and substance of Republican-led efforts to overhaul the US tax code, which if successful, would be the first piece of significant legislation under the Trump administration.

Duration: 00:29:59


U.S. Middle East Policy Challenges - December 08, 2017

12/8/2017
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Ambassador James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, now senior fellow at Washington Institute for Near East Policy, talks with host Carol Castiel about a range of policy challenges in the Middle East from President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to the rise of Iran in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Duration: 00:29:59


Interracial Intimacy in America (Encore) - December 01, 2017

12/1/2017
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On this encore edition of Press Conference USA, Sheryll Cashin, author and Georgetown University Law Professor discusses with host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Morgan Mendenhall, her newest book entitled: “Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” It was published on the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 US Supreme Court decision “Loving versus the State of Virginia,” which struck down state laws that banned interracial marriage.

Duration: 00:29:58


The Battle against HIV/AIDS Continues - November 24, 2017

11/24/2017
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December 1st marks the 30th World AIDS Day. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases joins Rick Pantaleo and VOA senior health reporter Carol Pearson to talk about the progress made to help those with HIV/AIDS as well the ongoing fight to end this devastating pandemic once and for all.

Duration: 00:29:59


U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) - November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel sits down with freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), member of the House Financial Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus. He discusses a range of domestic and foreign policy issues from the Republican tax reform plan and cyber security challenges to the implications of recent Democratic victories in the states of Virginia and New Jersey.

Duration: 00:29:59


Russian Disinformation Campaign in the US - November 10, 2017

11/10/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel and Tatiana Vorozhko, Senior Editor in VOA’s Ukrainian Service talk with Alina Polyakova, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, about the nature, extent and impact of Moscow’s disinformation campaign via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, in the 2016 US presidential election.

Duration: 00:29:59


U.S. Constitution's First Amendment In Today's Political Climate - November 03, 2017

11/3/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference, Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, discusses the First Amendment to the US Constitution in the age of Trump with host Carol Castiel and Senior VOA National correspondent Jim Malone.

Duration: 00:29:59


Anthony Cordesman, National Security Expert - October 27, 2017

10/27/2017
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In the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s surprise visit to Afghanistan and Iraq, host Carol Castiel sits down with Anthony H. Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Cordesman discusses a range of national security issues including US strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria as well as challenges posed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Duration: 00:29:59


The Rise of Big Data Policing - October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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Andrew Ferguson, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia joins host Carol Castiel and Senior VOA correspondent Chris Simkins, to discuss his new book “The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race and the Future of Law Enforcement.”

Duration: 00:29:59


DNA Identification - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Hosts Rebecca Ward and Rick Pantaleo talk with Dr. John Butler, Special Assistant to the Director of Forensics, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), about the challenges of using DNA phenotyping, the process of predicting an organism’s phenotype using only genetic information collected from genotyping or DNA sequencing.

Duration: 00:29:59


“Back to Containment: Dealing With Putin’s Regime” - October 06, 2017

10/6/2017
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David J. Kramer, Senior Fellow at the Vaclev Havel Program on Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, talks about the themes in his new book: “Back to Containment: Dealing With Putin’s Regime.” Kramer asserts that Vladimir Putin is a paranoid, authoritarian leader who oversees one of the most corrupt regimes in the world

Duration: 00:29:59


"World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech” - September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google and Facebook have revolutionized the distribution of information and knowledge. Franklin Foer, author of the just released book “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech” joins host Rick Pantaleo to talk about how relying these companies to feed us news and information could also cost us our privacy and even our own individuality.

Duration: 00:29:59


President Trump Addresses UN General Assembly - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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On the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York City, host Carol Castiel speaks with Max Boot, the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the substance and tone of US President Donald Trump’s maiden address to the world body.

Duration: 00:29:59


“Rethinking Political Islam” with Shadi Hamid - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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Shadi Hamid, author and Senior Fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at The Brookings Institution, discusses his new book: “Rethinking Political Islam” with host Carol Castiel and senior VOA reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi.

Duration: 00:29:59


Future of the Democratic Party - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, a centrist think tank, talks about the fate of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 2016 election. He tells VOA that having lost control of the White House and in the minority in Congress, Democrats must re-group and decide how they can appeal to a broader swathe of Americans.

Duration: 00:29:59

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